deep bowl with low, slightly flaring ring foot; curved sides; blue-black glaze over brown on interior and exterior; brown slip on foot

Bowl, 12th century

Unknown artist, expand_more

Appearing almost black, a lustrous dark brown glaze covers the interior and exterior of this beautifully formed bowl. The lip is edged in a russet color, and large portions of the body boast radiant patterns of russet markings. The varied glaze finishes result from the use of different iron bearing solutions. The density and color of the clay and type of cut foot indicate that this bowl most likely came from the Guangyuan kilns in north-central Sichuan province. The vessel was dipped three times in iron-rich glaze compounds to achieve the beautiful combination of velvety black and brown mottles.

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Title
Bowl
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2000.33.1
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deep bowl with low, slightly flaring ring foot; curved sides; blue-black glaze over brown on interior and exterior; brown slip on foot